Auburn Week: Over/Under

Auburn Week: Over/Under

ATHENS – Dean Legge takes a look at the critical numbers in Georgia's matchup with Auburn.

108… That's how many games have been played in the Auburn-Georgia series. It's tied with Oregon-Oregon State as the seventh-most played series in the nation.

1st… Auburn and Georgia are tied for the best SEC records since 2000 with records of 34-12 (.739) in conference games since 2000. Both teams have a game remaining in their conference schedule, but it seems likely that they winner of this game will have the best record in the conference since 2000.

1… That's how many points separate Georgia and Auburn in the series' scoring. The Tigers hold the one-point advantage through the 108 meetings: 1,619-1,618.

8-1… Mark Richt-led Georgia teams are 8-1 after an open date. The only loss of that kind in Richt's career came in 2001 when Auburn stopped a Georgia drive near the goal line as time ran out. The Tigers won the game 24-17.

16-0… The Tigers are undefeated in the last two seasons when leading at the half. Auburn has outscored its opponents in the first half of the last two seasons 361-83, and have outscored opponents 168-47 in the second half of game in the last two years.

50.8%... That's the Tigers' third down conversion percentage this season, best in the SEC and fifth nationally.

24… That's the lowest amount of points scored in this game by the winner for every game since 1993. The only time neither team scored at least 24 points, in 1994, the game ended as a 23-23 tie. Georgia "upset: tie of Auburn was the first game the Tigers didn't win in nearly two seasons. Auburn lost the next week to Alabama.

60… That's how many rushing yards a game the Bulldogs are giving up with Gerald Anderson and Kedric Golston both playing. With the pair, Georgia is allowing 123 rushing yards – more than double.

3… That's how may losses the Bulldogs have in the last two seasons – all of which include at least one missed field goal. Georgia's record in games where its place kickers are perfect is 12-0. When missing at least one kick the Bulldogs are 5-3. When missing more attempts than are made, the Bulldogs are 0-3 (2004 Tennessee, 2004 Auburn and 2005 Florida).

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